January tour with The Grass Is Dead

December 12th, 2017

Delighted to be hitting the road with The Grass Is Dead in January!

Friday, January 19: Gypsy Sally’s, Washington DC
Saturday, January 20: Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA
Sunday, January 21: The Winchester, Lakewood OH. Advance tickets here
Wednesday, January 24: Brooklyn Bowl. Advance tickets here
Thursday, January 25: Funk ‘n’ Waffles, Syracuse NY. Advance tickets here
Friday, January 26: Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY. Advance tickets here

More info, and more gigs, here!

Back Home Festival, end of June 2018 in WV

December 12th, 2017

Really happy to be on this bill! Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival 6/29-7/1/18 in New Martinsville WV!

More gigs and more info here.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1525

December 10th, 2017

Week of December 11, 2017

Part 1 33:43
Grateful Dead 4/15/78 William & Mary Hall, Williamsburg, VA
NOT FADE AWAY->
MORNING DEW
AROUND AND AROUND

Part 2 23:07
Grateful Dead 4/15/78 William & Mary Hall, Williamsburg, VA
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT
Mickey Hart, RAMU
JERRY
Dead & Company 11/21/17 Capital One Arena, Washington DC
CASSIDY

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Red Roses, Green Gold – A New Show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or RedRosesGreenGold.com.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Wednesdays at Garcia’s are dedicated to, you guessed it, the Grateful Dead. Nyack’s own Dead Meat honors the music you know and love on Wednesday, January 3. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

More BHC/DG: in the studio

December 9th, 2017

The day after our live performance at Stephen F Austin High School, Barton Hills Choir director Gavin Tabone brought me to his classroom at Barton Hills Elementary to record a vocal on “Uncle John’s Band,” for the Choir’s second album of Grateful Dead songs. After we recorded the vocal, Gavin surprised me by handing me a brand-new acoustic guitar and asking me to christen it with a second contribution to the song.

Here is the result: Uncle John’s Band by the BHC and David Gans

The Choir’s arrangement is in the key we’re all used to (G), but the groove is different. I enjoyed the challenge of coming up with something new that served the music.

DG with the Barton Hills Choir

December 8th, 2017

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, I performed with the Barton Hills Choir in Austin, Texas. Here is a YouTube clip with three selections from the program. More to come!

Goin’ Down the Road/I Know You Rider
Brokedown Palace
Ripple

(Photo by David Mead)

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1524

December 3rd, 2017

Week of December 4, 2017

Part 1 22:08
Grateful Dead 4/15/78 William & Mary Hall, Williamsburg VA
BERTHA->
GOOD LOVIN’
CANDYMAN

Part 2 33:14
Grateful Dead 4/15/78 William & Mary Hall, Williamsburg VA
SUNRISE->
PLAYING IN THE BAND->
DRUMS

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com

Red Roses, Green Gold, a new show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster dot com or RedRosesGreenGold.com.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s, and on Saturday, December 23, reggae superstar Matisyahu comes to The Cap with his new project, Orphan, and openers Common Kings. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1523

November 26th, 2017

Week of November 27, 2017

Part 1 25:49
Dead & Company 11/16/17 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia PA
DEAL
Dead & Company 6/15/17 Keybank Pavilion, Burgettstown PA
THROWING STONES

Part 2 30:20
Grateful Dead 4/15/78 William & Mary Hall, Williamsburg VA
BROWN-EYED WOMEN
LET IT GROW
DEAL

Dead & Company livestream all the shows, and you can buy them after the fact in a number of formats. They’re on tour through December 8.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Red Roses, Green Gold – A New Show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. It’s playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or RedRosesGreenGold.com.

Stremmel Auctions, announcing the December 9 online auction of items from the collection of the late Grateful Dead attorney Hal Kant. Items include art by Jerry Garcia, Jan Sawka’s stage banners from the 1989 tour, backstage passes, and more. Information at at Stremmelauctions.com or by calling Hudson Stremmel at (775) 997-3612

Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s, and Wednesday, December 13, Garcia’s hosts The Spadtastics, performing their special blend of Dead tunes. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at Deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour from November 12 through December 8.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1522

November 19th, 2017

Week of November 20, 2017

Part 1 26:32
Dead & Company 11/12/17 Madison Square Garden, New York City
SAMSON AND DELILAH
WEREWOLVES OF LONDON

Grateful Dead, RFK Stadium 1989 (Rhino)
FAR FROM ME (7/12/89)
I WILL TAKE YOU HOME (7/13/89)

Part 2 29:25
Grateful Dead 4/15/78 William & Mary Hall, Williamsburg, VA
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP
PASSENGER
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
EL PASO

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour from November 12 through December 8.

Red Roses, Green Gold – A New Show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or RedRosesGreenGold.com.


The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Hot Tuna, featuring legends Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, are joined by guitarist Steve Kimock at The Cap on December 8! Tickets on sale now. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Stremmel Auctions, announcing the December 9 online auction of items from the collection of the late Grateful Dead attorney Hal Kant. Items include art by Jerry Garcia, Jan Sawka’s stage banners from the 1989 tour, backstage passes, and more. Information at at Stremmelauctions.com or by calling Hudson Stremmel at (775) 997-3612

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1521

November 12th, 2017

Week of November 13, 2017

Part 1 43:33
Grateful Dead 9/19/70 Fillmore East, New York City
ST STEPHEN->
NOT FADE AWAY->
LOVELIGHT

Part 2 12:41
The Barton Hills Choir, Dead Songs vol. 1
BROKEDOWN PALACE
Andy Hall & Roosevelt Collier, Let the Steel Play
CRAZY FINGERS

I have joined the legions across the country who have fallen in love with the Barton Hills Choir. These Austin kids, under the direction of Gavin Tabone, have a whole CD of Grateful Dead songs, and they also perform music by other rock acts in addition to the usual show tunes, etc.

Gavin invited me to do a guitar overdub on “Eyes of the World” (which will appear on their next album), and I’m also going to perform with the group at their annual concert in Austin on the afternoon of December 2 (which means I get to see Dead & Company that night!).

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Stremmel Auctions, announcing the December 9 online auction of items from the collection of the late Grateful Dead attorney Hal Kant. Items include art by Jerry Garcia, Jan Sawka’s stage banners from the 1989 tour, backstage passes, and more. Information at at Stremmelauctions.com or by calling Hudson Stremmel at (775) 997-3612

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour from November 12 through December 8.

Red Roses, Green Gold – A New Show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or RedRosesGreenGold.com.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Hot Tuna will team up with guitarist Steve Kimock for a legendary show at The Cap on December 8! Tickets on sale now-Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

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DeadCo winners – FINAL LIST

November 9th, 2017

Here are the winners of the Dead & Company fall tour ticket giveaway. All winners have been contacted via email. Thanks to all who entered!

Nov 12 Joe Chelius
Nov 14 Jerome Horvath
Nov 16 Michelle Daschka
Nov 17 Jason Kirk
Nov 19 Peter Bennett
Nov 21 Andy Gefen
Nov 22 Melissa Dramstad
Nov 24 Jason Donaldson
Nov 25 Melanie DelGado
Nov 28 Suzanne Condon
Nov 29 Mary Allen
Dec 1 Robert Shea
Dec 2 Emily Latimer
Dec 5 Michelle Buchanan
Dec 7 Keith Lans
Dec 8 Mark Zullo

Hybrid Vigor 11/4/17: the recording

November 7th, 2017

Hybrid Vigor played at the Art House Gallery in Berkeley on Saturday, November 4.

Terry Haggerty – guitar
David Gans – guitar and vocals
Katie Guthorn – vocals
Bob Bralove – keyboards and vocals
Dave Jess – bass
Neil Hampton – drums

Rich Selleseth was there to help with sound and to record the show. Listen and/or download here.

We had a studio jam on March 7 (with Robin Sylvester on bass). One improvisation from that day, “That Strain We Like,” will appear on my new CD Drop the Bone, to be released later this month.

DeadCo ticket giveaway – Dec 8 in Sunrise FL

November 7th, 2017

The winner of these tickets is MARK ZULLO. Thanks to all who entered!!

Dead & Company ticket giveaway!

I’ve got one pair for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets, which you’ll pick up at the venue’s Will Call window.

Today we’re offering a pair of tickets for Friday, December 8 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise FL.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1520

November 5th, 2017

Week of November 6, 2017

Part 1 26:48
Mickey Hart, RAMU (Verve Forecast)
BIG BAD WOLF
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol. 24 (8/25/72) (Rhino)
BIRD SONG
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Part 2 28:51
Grateful Dead 9/19/70 Fillmore East, New York City
DARK STAR

New release from Mickey Hart (read more about it here), and two samples of the already-sold-out Dave’s Picks vol 24. I’ve already subscribed to next year’s quarterly series; you can do the same at dead.net.

Some years ago, a friend who once worked on the Fillmore East stage crew brought me some reels to digitize. One of them was the last reel of 9/19/70, and its contents turned out to be one of my all-time favorite pieces of Grateful Dead music. I recently sent this tape to Dave Glasser, the audio mastering wizard at Airshow in Boulder, Colorado, and he applied his considerable skills to the task of making it sound even better. This week we hear a transcendent “Dark Star,” with a sweet digression into The Youngbloods’ “Darkness, Darkness” and a bit of “China Cat Sunflower”; next week wel” hear the rest of the jam, which includes the justly legendary “Pigpen, did you say ‘fuck’?” exchange with Bob Weir.

Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour November 12 through December 8. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour from November 12 through December 8.

Red Roses, Green Gold – A New Show from MWM Live by Michael Norman Mann, featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or RedRosesGreenGold.com.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Twiddle takes sky-high jamming to the next level November 24 and 25. These two shows have been dubbed Friendsgiving, so you’re encouraged to bring the whole crew. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Stremmel Auctions, announcing the December 9 online auction of items from the collection of the late Grateful Dead attorney Hal Kant. Items include art by Jerry Garcia, Jan Sawka’s stage banners from the 1989 tour, backstage passes, and more. Information is at Stremmelauctions.com or by calling Hudson Stremmel at (775) 997-3612

DeadCo ticket giveaway – December 7 in Orlando

November 4th, 2017

The winner for December 7 is Keith Lans!

Dead & Company ticket giveaway!

I’ve got one pair for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets, which you’ll pick up at the venue’s Will Call window.

Today we’re offering a pair of tickets for Thursday, December 7 at the Amway Center in Orlando FL.

DG with the Barton Hills Choir

November 1st, 2017

I’ve been invited to perform with the Barton Hills Choir in Austin on the afternoon of December 2 (which means I get to see Dead & Company that night!).

And this week I added a guitar overdub to this track for their upcoming CD, Dead Songs vol. 2.

Enjoy Eyes of the World!!